Peterson-Based 21st Space Wing Awarded Omaha Trophy

Mar 1, 2017

The Omaha Trophy recognizes excellence in space and cyberspace missions.
Credit U.S. Air Force

The 21st Space Wing located at Peterson Air Force Base was recognized for excellence in space and cyberspace missions.

The recognition comes in the form of what's called the Omaha Trophy.  The 21st Space Wing won in the Global Operations category.

Colonel Troy Endicott is a Group Commander at the 21st Space Wing. He says there were multiple units in the running for the award, including from the Army and Navy.

"We're very proud of what we do, very proud of the capabilities we bring to bear to protect and defend this nation in the space domain," he said. "It's very humbling and an honor to be recognized with such a prestigious award."

The 21st Space Wing is headquartered in Colorado Springs but has 23 locations around the world with a total force of about 4,200 people in and out of uniform.

The Omaha Trophy is presented by the U.S. Strategic Command headquartered in Nebraska.